A twist on the classic baitfish pattern. This is a great pattern for showing how to build simple baitfish bodies with a few synthetic materials, as well as building quick and easy batfish heads using UV Clear Fly Finish.
Saddle Hackle - Grizzly
Farrar Flash Blend - White
Farrar Flash Blend - Chartruse
Farrar Flash Blend - Olive
Ripple Ice Fiber - Smolt Blue
Living Eyes - 5mm
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thin
I have tried a handful of bobbins and this one remains my favorite. It is simple and smooth. Totally recommend this to other tyers.
I got this bobbin a few weeks back. The thread control on this unit makes a big difference my the consistency of my tying. The ergo handle makes tightening down materials with full easier. I really like it on spinning deer hair or using buck tail. Another great designed product by loon. They just might make me a better fly tier yet.
Really like this bobbin. Its hard to say if this one is better than something else because I'm new to tying and this is the only one I have used. If something works great, why replace it. The quality and smoothness works for me.
My first impression of this bobbin was that it felt large and a bit awkward ind my hand. After tying my first dozen or so flys, it feels more natural in my hand. I like the bright Loon yellow color because it’s always easy to find. After having some other bobbins fall apart or chip, I appreciate the bomber construction.
Sounds like I've had the same experience as most others here. Definitely a comfortable bobbin and seems well built. Only real adjustment for me was adjusting to the default thread tension. A rubber band around the spool arms might be enough to increase tension without manually bending the metal arms however.
if you purchase these scissors you will be happy with your choice. sharp and adjustable tension!
The tips don't seem to cut great. I cant get this pair to trim ultra tight like my all purpose loons do. They do work fantastic at not "pushing" when cutting material. They hold and cut great. Just the tip needs some work.
So far they have worked well. I like that I can adjust the tension on the blades and they are very sharp. Only improvements that could be made include a longer blade length (just a personal preference based on the fingers I hold them in) and longer knuckle openings. Either way, I look forward to breaking them in and using them more in the future.
These things are sharp! Finer tips than other razor scissors I've used. These quickly because my go to all purpose scissors. If they wear out, I'll get a new pair immediately
As advertised! It's sharp. It great addition to my fly tying tools. It fits my figures perfectly. Must have tool.
Great UV light, lightweight for carrying on trips for emergency repairs.
I stepped up to the Bench light from the Nano and glad I did. Quick and effective for UV tying and leader building. The Nano is great for the tackle bag, but the higher quality and more powerful Bench Light is a better tool for the tying desk. Spend the extra $, you won't be sorry. Always great service from Loon.
Great light. Cures very fast.
I really love my loon UV bench light, easy to use small compact and super powerful.
Great for fast curing. Really like the small size. Would highly recommend.